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The Waterfront Bar and Grill

Seafood, International
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Kumul Highway, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 137
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  • 85
    Average
  • 24
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  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Food - Waiting Staff Let Down by Management

Great location by the sea and cant be beaten. Two visits here and on both occasions was either ignored or got a very unwelcome greeting by management. The food was excellent and although pricey was in line by Vanuatu standards. The waiters were friendly and made ensure you were looked after but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
cdavies757
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Manchester
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Port Moresby PNG
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Great location on the waters edge but the facilities were old and dirty. Food poor and self serve salad bar full of flies. Service very average

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Auckland, New Zealand
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83 reviews 83 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is a classic case of don't be attracted by the view. It is a nice view and the staff were nice enough. We were there at lunch time and it was very quiet (sadly - tourists think Vila is closed for business). . I was surprised that the cocktails were so reasonably priced. We think it was because they... More 

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New South Wales, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Loved this place, the food, the wine and more importantly, the amazing staff...Oh and the view was fantastic. Such a great location right on the harbour. Sunsets from here are beautiful.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We had had the most amazing seafood platter, which was all prepared fresh and blew us away.. Crayfish, prawns, fish, surimi and so much more. This coupled with incredible service. When we said it was someones birthday they came out with cake and singing to finish off an already lovely evening.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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227 reviews 227 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We decided to for lunch to the Waterfront to get a break from Holiday Inn Veranda Restaurant, when we arrived it was closed as there was cyclone damage so I cannot comment on the food or sevice

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great menu, great location and great service! People were friendly and there were lots of choices for different diets. The view was beautiful and they had live music in the evening.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

we were meant to go to a cultural night however our transport did not show up and ended up at this restaurant instead! from the moment we stepped in, we were greeted and shown to a table - our waiter Stuart was very attentive and friendly the food was good and so were the cocktails :) there was a live... More 

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Manchester
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Great location by the sea and cant be beaten. Two visits here and on both occasions was either ignored or got a very unwelcome greeting by management. The food was excellent and although pricey was in line by Vanuatu standards. The waiters were friendly and made ensure you were looked after but too many senior staff oblivious to customers as... More 

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Feilding, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We had a lovely meal here, we had the seafood platter. It says it is for two but really it is for four people. at a heft price tag of 9500 vatu it is pretty expensive, 15000 vatu was 203 nz dollars, so it is not cheap.. we hardly made a dent in it. Music was good, and it 's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

Went here for lunch one day.......had the best burger ever! Went back for dinner & meal was ok but not as good as lunch. Entertainment was good. Service was excellent. Reasonable priced meals & best price for beer other than the supermarket.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kumul Highway, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups

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